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Estonian smart street light company Cityntel to cooperate with Kuala Lumpur

The Estonian smart street light company, Cityntel, is to cooperate with the Malaysian cities of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, testing street lighting lamps and administration systems that use LED technology. In the first stage, Cityntel will deliver, installing a total of 200 smart street lighting fittings, connected to a control …

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Jobbatical – helping businesses win the “war for talent”

The new Estonian startup, Jobbatical, is unique as a marketplace for short-term jobs with life-changing experiences, matchmaking between employees looking to take a working sabbatical and employers looking for a shot of creative talent for a short-term gig. The world of work is changing, and who else would be at …

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The world’s most innovative snow ploughs are made in Estonia

In 2003, two students of mechanical engineering at the Tallinn University of Technology founded an engineering company. The students’ – Raoul Renser and Jaan Meikup – last names combined created the company’s name, MeiRen and although the initial idea was to offer engineering design services, there was a twist in …

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Estonian Icosagen starts to develop anti-ebola vaccines

The Estonian biotechnology company, Icosagen AS, and the Finnish firm, FIT Biotech Oy, have started collaboration to develop a new anti-ebola vaccine and biological therapeutics in order to prevent viral infection or treat already infected patients. Product developments, which are based on the technologies patented by the two companies, are …

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Creative Mobile celebrates 200 million game installs on Android

The Estonian company, Creative Mobile, recently announced a significant milestone – 200 million game installs on the Android platform alone. According to the company, its free-to-play games consistently make it into the list of the most popular games on Google Play. Founded as a startup in 2010, Creative Mobile develops …

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Estonian payment solution firm Fortumo enters the Turkish market

The Estonian mobile payments company, Fortumo, has partnered with a leading Turkish mobile operator, Turkcell, to start providing an in-app purchasing solution for its AppMarket app store, giving Android developers the chance to earn additional revenue with Fortumo’s one-click direct payment solution from 35 million Turkcell customers. “Discovery of apps has become …

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A Pärnu-based company produces lighting equipment for BMW, Mercedes, and Jaguar

When you sit behind the steering wheel of a BMW, Mercedes or a Jaguar, it is highly likely that a small part of your car has been made in Estonia. Situated 130 kilometres (81 miles) from Tallinn, Pärnu is mostly known as a summer resort with a beautiful long sandy …

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A small Estonian company aims to conquer the world

Skeleton Technologies, a Tallinn-based company that develops and produces ultracapacitors – extremely powerful energy storage devices – aims to become the leading ultracapacitor manufacturer within five years. Skeleton Technologies started to grow in 2009, when, after years of development work, the young entrepreneurs, Taavi Madiberk and Oliver Ahlberg, decided to …

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Estonian-founded GrabCAD sold for around $100M to US-Israeli Stratasys Ltd

Estonian-founded, US-based startup GrabCAD has been acquired by the US-Israeli provider of 3D printing solutions, Stratasys Ltd, for around $100M. It is the second biggest startup exit for an Estonian startup and the biggest for Estonian seed investors. According to Stratasys, the acquisition is expected to enable the company to provide its customers with …

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